1st Annual OC Ramps Warehouse Competition
OC Ramps Headquarters - Orange County, California
During the busy holiday season, the hardworking OC Ramps crew took a half day to partake in the first annual OC Ramps Warehouse Olympics. Our team works day-in and day-out to meet deadlines and get orders shipped out as quickly as possible. It is only fair to reward the crew with an afternoon of fun!
We started with a forklift obstacle course. The team member who completed the course the quickest while maintaining safety regulations would win a prize. It was no surprise when our warehouse foreman, Randy, won the competition in 32 seconds since he is often seen moving around the warehouse on the forklift and loading pallets. Since he had an unfair advantage (as he did with many of the other competitions) we gave the prize to the second place winner who completed the obstacle course in 36 seconds. The OC Ramps owner and CEO, Tyler Large, also partook in the fun with a completion time of 40 seconds (he is a little rusty).
The next competition was pre-drilling sheets of plywood. The crew thought this would be an easy challenge but were quickly put behind in schedule when their drill bits were breaking or getting stuck. Speed is not always a friend to these drill bits as many of you may know. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to pre-drilling these materials. The winner was Erick who completed his sheet in 1 minute and 41 seconds. The rest of the crew trailed behind just slightly in the 2 minute range.
The third competition consisted of preparing the 2 x 4 bundles. The 2 x 4s were stacked beforehand. The team had to properly package them. This was another task which the team all thought would be quick and easy. Again, trying to be the fastest person in the room does not make for quality performance. Items were falling and straps were breaking. The heat was on for these guys! Nicolas won this one with 1 minute and 15 seconds on the board. We have to admit that Randy did come in first with this, but again, he has an unfair advantage in these competitions provided his experience level but we do have to give him props as he completed the challenge in 55 seconds. Tyler was close behind with 1 minute and 19 seconds. We see you Tyler!
The fourth and final competition was boxing one of our ramp kits. To make it a bit more challenging, we had them box our larger quarter pipe kit - the 4 ft wide quarter pipe. All materials were laid out for them. They needed to properly package the box and close it. The winner, yet again, was Randy with 60 seconds. We let him win this one since he won every challenge he competed in. We did have Erick not too far behind with 1 minute and 17 seconds.
We had a great day celebrating. We wish everyone a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season!